A quick meat sauce is thrown together by browning up some lean ground sirloin and Italian sausage, and then simmered for a few minutes in tomato sauce, a little sugar and Italian seasoning. Once it has cooled down a bit, the sauce is tucked into fresh pizza dough along with a little bit of ricotta and lots of fresh mozzarella cheese.
1Italian sausage linkremoved from the casing
1 15ouncecan tomato sauce
8ouncesfresh mozzarellacut into 6 slices and then halved
1 ½poundsstore-bought or homemade pizza dough
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Heat a skillet to a medium-high heat.
Add olive oil, and brown sirloin and Italian sausage, breaking up the meat into small pieces as your go.
Once the meat has browned add tomato sauce, sugar, salt and Italian seasoning.
Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer, about 7-10 minutes, transfer to a bowl to cool.
While the meat sauce is cooking/cooling prepare the dough.
Cut the dough into six equal pieces.
Roll each piece of dough out into a circle on a floured surface.
On each circle of dough, spread two heaping tablespoons of ricotta on once half of circle.
Cover with a heaping ¼ cup of the meat sauce and then top with two pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese.
In a small bowl mix egg and 1 tablespoon water.
Brush the edges of each piece of dough with egg wash, fold empty half over and seal edges. Make sure to seal edges tightly, you don’t want the cheese or sauce to come out of the sides during cooking, I like to actually roll the edges up a bit to ensure this doesn’t happen.
Brush tops with more egg wash and sprinkle with a little bit of parmesan cheese.
Cut one small slit in the middle to let the steam escape.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
to reheat: place calzones on a baking sheet, uncovered, and heat at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Cheesy Lasagna Calzones
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Over 400 Baby Shower Food Ideas that Taste Amazing